Reds get brooms, sweep Athletics

On October 20, 1990, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1, completing a four game World Series sweep.

Athletics third baseman, Carney Lansford hit a single, allowing right fielder, Willie McGee scored the team’s only run in the first inning.

Cincinnati shortstop, Barry Larkin and center fielder,  Herm Winningham both scored in the eighth inning.

Reds pitcher, Jose Rijo stayed in the game for eight innings. Relief pitcher, Randy Myers grabbed the last two outs of the game.

A’s pitcher Dave Stewart stayed on the mound all nine innings.

NHall of Famer shortstop Barry Larkin was among the outstanding talent on the 1990 Reds roster. He played for the team all 19 seasons of his career.

The Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 in the National League Championship Series while the A’s swept the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS.

The Reds made post-season appearances in 1995, 2010, 2012 and lost the wild card in 2013. This will be their first World Series appearance in  26 years. They won five of eight championship appearances.

With a 68-94 record, the Reds finished last in the National League Central division.  They are looking to rebuild in the coming years through drafting and trades. There is always next year.

1990 Standings

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